Findings on happiness in Lindqvist et al. (2017): study SE 2003

Author(s)Lindqvist, E.K.; Farnebo, F.; Lundgren, T.K.; Mollermark, C.; Rinder, J.; Sigurjonsson, H.
TitleQuality of life improves early after gender reassignment surgery in transgender women
SourceEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2017, 40, 223-226
PublicTransgender women undergoing gender reassingment surgery, 2003-2015, Sweden
 All participants have a gender dysphoria diagnosis and were undergoing male to female gender reassignment surgery. Age M = 36, range 19-76
Last assesment2015
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 All patients undergoing male to female gender reassigment surgery at Karolinka University Hospital were asked to participate in the study. Patients that denied participation at first visit were not asked again to participate.
Respondents N =190
 Pre-operation N = 164 Follow up year 1 N = 108 Follow up year 3 N = 64 Follow up year 5 N = 43 17 individuals completed the questionaire on all 4 measure points.
Non ResponseNot available
 Non response not reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person? 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Author's labelSF-36 item 9 h
Page in publicationData provided on request
RemarksMean: weighted average T0-T5
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.452.91

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Time after sex reassignment surgeryshow  Phase of sexe reassignment